Post # 1
I am now getting to the part where I plan the reception “food” situation. I have a cake and it has 3 different flavors: Almond cake with vanilla filling and apricot filling, Chocolate cake with chocolate mousse and raspberry filling and Carrot cake with grand marnier wash and grand marnier cream filling.
I wanted it done in 3rds. I have lots of cake … just wondering, how do I go about serving it?
I want the cake to be a course. Would you serve it at random or would you allow a menu, or would you do a station? I know all of the flavors are excellent … and now I don’t know what to do.
I’ve never actually seen a cake station … what is it like? What if everyone at the start of the line picks … chocolate and it’s GONE? Lol. What would you do?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
We’re having our catering staff butler out slices — each tray will hold a different one of the three flavors. It’ll be like a dessert-y cocktail hour!
Post # 4
So they’ll walk around with trays and guests can pick which they like? Cool … never heard of that … Will they have a card that says which flavor they’re serving?
P.S. which flavors do you have?
Post # 5
oooo @bruchetta that is a good idea!!
Post # 6
bruschetta: what an awesome idea!!
Post # 7
I can imagine how you could incorporate really cool signs for the cake!!!!
Post # 8
I would go with the 3rd option so that the slices are cut fresh as people ask for a certain flavor at the cake table itself and thus don’t have time to dry out. I’ve seen that done before and it works great. I would prefer that over it being pre-cut and passed by waiters.
Post # 9
I’ve been to a wedding where there were multiple flavors as well. The servers had trays, and each tray had multiple slices of each kind and they came around to each table and asked us which kind we wanted. I thought it worked great!
Post # 10
i’ve been to weddings where the servers had all the flavors on the tray and the guests just selected which one they wanted. i like that better than having a plate plopped down before me since then i can select depending on my mood.
Post # 11
I’m curious how many cake slices, compared to the number of guests. If you have a station for them to pick it up, I think there’s a possibility some guests will take more than one slice, just to try them all. If that’s cool, then that wouldn’t be a bad option.
I think if the wait staff brings over trays of slices, that is OK. People will get to see the different slices, before selecting. However, at some point, I think that the tray will be empty of the chocolate slices. And the wait staff will go around pawning off the other slices on guests. (So I think it’s likely, that some guests will get a particular slice they might not have preferred. Perhaps they didn’t know the one option was availabe, until they saw Uncle Joe at the next table got some chocolate. Or maybe they saw Sally, from their own table get the last slice, so they try not to be difficult and take something that’s still available. Also, if someone asks the waiter to come back with a slice of something that wasn’t on the tray, I could see people being forgotten about, and not getting a slice. (Am I cynical? I didn’t know I had so much to say on that…)
So I guess my choice would be to have a menu, so they can order the one they want.
Post # 12
I think we are just having caterer slice and put it out. I’ve been to weddings and people have no problems getting up there for cake!
Post # 13
I agree…. they can get up and get cake and go to coffee, tea bar……
that is what we plan.
Having a dessert table with a variety of cakes and cookies